MiniLyrics 7.7.49

Plug-in that displays the lyrics to all your favorite songs

  • Category:

    Plug-ins

  • Version:

    7.7.49

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows 2003 / Windows 2000 / Windows Vista / Windows NT / Windows 98 / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.6 (545)

The songs that we listen to on a daily basis bring enormous joy to our lives in every way. The lyrics fuel the emotions behind the listening experience. Since music has had words, people have misunderstood them. The Internet made it possible for large lyrics communities to spring up. MiniLyrics is a program that allows users to learn the lyrics to all of their favorite songs, based on the extensive database of lyrics maintained by the MiniLyrics creators. They've done an excellent job putting together a simple lyrics program that enhances the music it accompanies rather than distracts from it.

This simple little program plugs in to almost music player under the sun. All of your favorites are represented. Listen to any song on iTunes, WMP or iTunes, and you'll be able to use the MiniLyrics plugin to find out the lyrics to any song playing over that program. One of the things that makes MiniLyrics so popular is that is launches simultaneously with the music program. There is no need on the part of the user to do any hard work to find the lyrics to their favorite song. They just appear within the interface of the music player that's being used. If there are no lyrics file for a specific song, it's possible to search the program and find it to place in a text file.

MiniLyrics supports multiple languages, including Spanish, German and Italian. Downloadable features allows for the saving of mp3 files into lyrics files that can be downloaded on other platforms, such as the iPhone. It's a beautiful orchestra of lyrics that flow from one platform to the next, always giving the user the words behind their favorite music.

This glowing review doesn't come without its pitfalls. No software program is completely perfect, and so the MiniLyrics program will not be for everyone. The biggest problem that most users have is the intrusiveness of registration prompts. You'll face one of these every time MiniLyrics pops up with a lyrics file. This is a fair complaint. Many users have noted this and wish that the MiniLyrics program would address this issue and fix what is otherwise a very smooth operating program.

Pros

- It has an amazing variety of music players are supported, including Windows Media and iTunes.

- The lyrics database is huge. You won't have any trouble finding lyrics to almost every song past or present.

- Additional features like floating lyrics allow you to read lyrics to your favorite song even when you don't have the media player open. It's one of the most convenient features available for any lyrics program.

Cons

- Scrolling lyrics can be a real headache if following along with a song in real time.

- Registration reminders are a pain and distract from an otherwise beautifully executed program.

- A small margin of users have reported that they had to uninstall and reinstall this plugin in order for it to work properly. This is a minor concern.

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